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Firefly Season around Hendersonville

You will start to see fireflies around Hendersonville in late May to early June. They will be around for a month or so. Look for them in the early evening, just as the sun is starting to go down. They come out around 6 or 7 at night and you will be able to really see them as it gets darker. You can also see them in the morning just as the sun is coming up.

I was looking out the window of our new house and I saw fireflies flashing way up in the trees. I’ve always seen them lower, only a foot or so off the grass. These are not the same kind of fireflies.

We live in an area where there are a lot of different kinds of fireflies or lightning bugs. Our climate is just perfect for them. Nearby you can even see Blue Ghost fireflies and Synchronous Fireflies.

Did you know that lightning bugs aren’t bugs (insects) and fireflies aren’t flies? They are beetles.

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Winter Birds in Hendersonville North Carolina

You can see a lot of birds in Hendersonville. Here are some of the birds we see at the log cabin in the winter. We put out seed, mostly sunflower seeds. And there are birdhouses in the trees and on the porch.

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Photo by E. Raheem

The birds are not pets. They are wild animals. I cannot guarantee you will see a particular bird. The birds are not on a schedule. I cannot tell you when to expect the ducks. Continue reading Winter Birds in Hendersonville North Carolina